Growing up with an abundance of fresh local produce in Tasmania, it was only a matter of time before I developed a passion for food. Working at a local Deli, I was able to develop my tastebuds with Tassie’s best cheese and seafood along with award winning beer, wine and cider. Moving to Melbourne in 2010, I broadened my horizons through the extensive restaurant scene, absorbing as much information as possible and have then been able to combine my two passions of writing and food, with The Australia Times. Now back in Tasmania, my passion for food has only intensified and it's not slowing down!
During many years as an Early Childhood Teacher and an Educator conducting Health Programs in Primary Schools, my interest in healthy foods and healthy living evolved. These days I love creating delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes, particularly if such meals and recipes can be shared with others. Philosophy classes have further reinforced my constant fascination with the seemingly mundane and occasionally quirky little things in life, with quite a few decades of experience to draw upon! I have always had a passion for writing and my previous career ensured plenty of practice. Subsequently this interest has inspired me to share my culinary adventures with the Australia Times Gourmet Magazine. Meanwhile my thoughts on all manner of topics head in the direction of The Australia Times Life and Love Magazine.
Growing up in an Italian family, I was surrounded by good home made fresh food everyday. Although I believe that my passion for food and cooking is in my genes. It wasn't until I hit my 40's and a midlife crisis that my love of food and cooking grew to such a point that I traveled to Italy for six months; cooking in Italian schools and restaurants. Although, I never became a chef. My love of food saw me write my first book and memoir 'Where's the desert?' Since then I haven't stopped and I want to tell anybody who will listen about my love of food and favorite cafes or restaurants.
Siahna has a strong passion for food which includes a love of baking and eating out. Living in Melbourne provides her with ample opportunities to sample a large range of cuisines, but give her a dessert and the girl will be happy.
For someone who as a child was a very picky eater, Amy has certainly developed into a legitimate foodie (or food snob depending on who you ask!) In her spare time, nothing delights her more than trying out Melbourne’s latest restaurants or cooking up a storm in her apartment’s crowded kitchen. She is very grateful that TAT has allowed her to be able to combine her love of food with her journalism career.
Jade is a freelance feature writer with a passion for film and television. Jade has a quirky sense of humor and an eclectic range of interests including science fiction, fashion and food. Jade is also a talented visual artist who enjoys oil painting, sculpting and creating weird and wonderful mixed media works.
I am a recent Journalism graduate with a passion for food writing. I'm pretty blessed to be living in Australia's foodie capital, Melbourne, where we are truly spoilt for choice. I love sampling Melbourne's latest cafes and restaurants, and writing and developing my own recipes too. Pasta is my guilty pleasure.
Having worked in all facets of hospitality, it was only a matter of time before I began writing about it. It all started with me working on the floor looking into the kitchen, feeling that I would be better placed there. Always loving food, and learning more about it then led to me wanting to pair this with wine. So it was a natural progression for me to learn about wines in order to improve my understanding and obsession with flavours. This process got me back to the restaurant floor, so it is safe to say that my bases are well and truly covered in the wonderful world of food and wine.
Ghill de Rozario
Ghill is currently undertaking a Masters of Social Work at the University of Melbourne, and has previously completed an undergraduate and postgraduate in Design. She is interested in politics, social science, human rights, policy analysis, environmental issues and public affairs. She has previous experience contributing writing and graphics to Farrago Magazine and is always looking for new opportunities or projects. Her professional pursuits include goals within the areas of research, media and policy.
I manage multi-million dollar construction projects by day, with a thriving passion for photography by night! Whether it's catching sunsets in all corners of the globe or capturing a new born's first smile, photography has provided endless opportunities and experiences.
Kate as a girl with many interests, believes in having a good time while she does what she loves. As a writer and editor, she has developed her writing skills and got to learn even more languages than she already knew. Focused towards the music, innovation and art, she also writes short stories, lyrics and poetry and she creates logos and banners. As a history and geography lover, she is a absolute addict from traveling and meeting new people and cultures. That quite helps her for her PR and online marketing expert career. Hopeless fan of European cinematography and winter snow nights. Kate is probably online now, wishing to be owner on some of the new tech gadgets :)